This upcoming election is turning into a complete mess.
On one side, we have Donald Trump, the overwhelming favorite in the GOP primary, who may not even be eligible to be on the ticket by the time his cases are concluded.
On the other hand, we have Joe Biden, who the overwhelming majority of Americans believe is too old to hold office.
Bad News for Joe
I hate to tell Joe Biden this, but according to the latest Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs survey, 77 percent of voters believe he is too old to hold office, reported The Hill.
That is a big number that does not bode well for Biden, especially when it is 69 percent of his party that believes he is too old.
This is a number that is holding across numerous demographics, so it is not just young people who want to see him replaced on the ticket.
The news does not get much better for Trump, who is showing numbers right around 50 percent in terms of him being too old for office. People want change, but they are not going to get it in this election unless Trump is found guilty in one of the cases that would disqualify him from office and Dems convince Biden to step down.
The poll also asked about age limits for the presidency or Congress and a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices.
I am sure this will come across as elderly abuse by some, but the fact of the matter is that people want younger people making policies, not fossils who have no idea where they are at any given time.
I would temper this by merely making them test every year to see if they are up for the job. If a Supreme Court justice is still mentally alert, I have no problem with them staying on the bench.
I have always been an advocate for term limits for politicians, and I surely would love to see some turnover in there now. The number of 70 and 80-year-olds in Congress is staggering, and there is simply no way they can relate to people half their age and what they want to see the government do.
Heck, they are out of touch with my generation, and I am in my 50s.
The problem, of course, is that we need the people holding those offices to pass that legislation, and there is no way the likes of Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi will ever allow that to happen.